I stayed here for three nights, none of which provided a restful sleep. I have a good point of reference because I switched to a different hotel, also in Sultanahmet, and I had no noise issues there. The price of the new hotel was not much more.
Two of the nights around midnight, I could hear loud talking in the hallway. They sounded like they were right outside my door when in fact I think they were in the stairwell around the corner, their conversations echoing.
Next was the rooster waking up somewhere between 4 am and 5 am DAILY. Some nights there was intermittent dog barking. All in all, this was a noisy hotel. And I happened to get the room next to the elevator which added more to the disturbance.
As for other aspects of the hotel. Check in was problem-free and I was given a 2 minute run down with a map that was helpful.
The smaller rooms was not a problem as I'm not one to stay in a hotel when I visit a city. My problem was a lack of outlets. In my room, there was only one and it was already taken up by the wifi router. The only other plug was the one in the bathroom. So if you are looking to use a laptop while charging, better make yourself comfortable in the bathroom.
Breakfast buffet was decent. The rooftop terrace had a beautiful view of the Blue Mosque. I never got tired of looking at that every morning.
The big plus with this hotel was the location. The tram stop was a minute walk away. And truly central to all the sites in Sultanahmet. It made a great home base for when you wanted to take a breather between sites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alaaddin Boutique Hotel - Istanbul We are conveniently located in heart of the Sultanahmet, and either a walking distance or a short tram ride (Tram Station is 3 mins walk from the hotel) to many of the historic attractions. ... more less
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